The Water Crisis
Water. It is at the heart of a daily crisis faced by a billion of the world’s most vulnerable people—a crisis that threatens life and destroys livelihoods on a devastating scale.
Unlike war and terrorism, the global water and sanitation crisis does not make media headlines, despite the fact that it kills more children than the equivalent of a full jumbo jet crashing every four hours. Unlike natural disasters, it does not get concerted international action, despite the fact that more people die each year from drinking dirty water than from the world’s hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes combined.
This is a silent crisis experienced by the poor, and tolerated by those with the resources, technology, and the political power to end it. Yet this is a crisis that is holding back human progress, consigning large segments of humanity to lives of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.
At Wells for Zoe, we are addressing this most basic of needs by helping deprived communities acquire safe, clean water. In our own small way we are trying to ease the crisis.